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To: linux-help@xxxxxxxxx
Subject: [linux-help] Re: Hughes Satellite & Linux/FBSD
From: "gLaNDix (Jesse Kaufman)" <glandix@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 25 May 2002 10:35:41 -0500
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hmm, that may be an option...  i don't know for sure what their budget=20
is (my first concern was finding out if it even would work)..  my=20
biggest concern is reading a lot of the articles on google led me to=20
believe that it actually is required to use the win9x box, because you=20
need special drivers to control the "terminal station" (satelllite=20
version of cable modem, i guess)...  many of them specifically mention=20
that it's different from a DSL/Cablemodem situation, because you=20
actually need drivers for the terminal station...  but, then again,=20
i've never used a USB DSL/Cablemodem...  man, what ever happened to=20
nice, twistedpair interfaces on networking devices? : ^ )  their older=20
termstations had rj45 ports and no USB... =20

oh well, this was just a side project anyway...  i'm not 'officially'=20
their tech (just the son of one of the employees), so i'll let him=20
resolve the issue...  i don't know what his qualifications are, but i'm=20
pretty confident in saying that he doesn't know what he's getting=20
himself into...  this is the same guy that told my dad he couldn't=20
setup a scheduled task to run scandisk/defrag on a Win98SE box because=20
the "software wasn't installed" and he would have to download it before=20
he could set it up!!!  5 minutes after he left, my dad had the=20
scheduled task setup w/o ever connecting to the internet! ; ^ )


On Saturday, May 25, 2002 10:28 am, you wrote:
> What your budget?  From what I have read a 'Linksys'(or the like)
> broadband router will work with the DirectPC Two Way systems??
> Some of the newer 'Linksys' boxes have more memory than the older
> ones and have a firewall program running in the router.. older
> versions handed off the firewall to a PC running Windows9x which then
> passed the data back to the router to allow or block.
> They have versions that allow for a USB external service modem (aka
> Too bad you could not just get a copy of the Linux software they are
> running and hack it into your 486 box...
> --David
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "gLaNDix (Jesse Kaufman)" <glandix@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <linux-help@xxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Saturday, May 25, 2002 10:01 AM
> Subject: [linux-help] Re: Hughes Satellite & Linux/FBSD
> > On Saturday, May 25, 2002 09:07 am, you wrote:
> > > You are probably going to have better luck with GNU/Linux. I
> > > belive you'll find more usb support.
> > > You could always just plug the USB device into a machine running
> > > the latest GNU/Linux kernel and see what your kernel message
> > > buffer says.
> >
> > hmm...  last I read, FreeBSD's USB support beat out Linux's support
> (ie:=3D20
> > more devices, better support), but that may have been a while
> > ago... =3D20 Unfortunately, I can't do much testing, since it's not
> > my network and=3D20 I'm really not hired to work on it yet, unless I
> > can come up with a=3D20 rock-solid way of setting things up to
> > present to them...  anything has=3D20 to be better than the idea of
> > installing unregistered shareware=3D20 firewalls on a bunch of 486's,
> > tho'! :^ )
> >
> > gLaNDix
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